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Laboratory for Image & Video Engineering


Alan Bovik

Cockrell Family Regents Endowed Chair Professor
The University of Texas at Austin

PHONE: (512) 471-5370
EMAIL: bovik@ece.utexas.edu



Alan Conrad Bovik was born in Kirkwood, MO on June 25, 1958. He received the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering in 1980 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1982 and 1984, respectively, all from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

He holds the Ernest J. Cockrell Endowed Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and The Institute for Neurosciences, and Director of the Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering (LIVE). During the Spring of 1992, he held a visiting position in the Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is well known as the inventor or co-inventor of Order Statistic Filters; the Gabor Texture Model; the Image Modulation Model; the Structural Similarity (SSIM) and Visual Information Fidelity (VIF) Indices for image quality assessment, the MOtion-based Video Integrity Evaluation (MOVIE) index for video quality assessment, the DIIVINE, BRISQUE, BLIINDS and NIQE no-reference image and video quality models, the LIVE Image and Video Quality Databases (downloaded thousands of times), and SIVA - the Signal, Image and Video Audiovisual Demonstration Gallery (used by more than 1000 sites around the world), as well as many other contributions to the fields of image and video processing, computational vision, digital microscopy, and modeling of biological visual perception. He has published over 750 technical articles in these areas and holds several U.S. patents. His publications have been cited more than 40,000 times in the literature, his current H-index is about 75, and he is listed as a Highly-Cited Researcher by Thompson Reuters, indicating one of the top 1% of most-cited researchers within the field of Engineering. He is also the author of The Handbook of Image and Video Processing, Second Edition (Elsevier Academic Press, 2005), Modern Image Quality Assessment (Morgan & Claypool, 2006), The Essential Guide to Image Processing (Elsevier Academic Press, 2009), and The Essential Guide to Video Processing (Elsevier Academic Press, 2009).

Dr. Bovik has received a number of major awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, including: the Society Award (2013); theTechnical Achievement Award (2005); the Best Paper Award (2009); theSignal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award (2013); the Education Award (2007); theDistinguished Lecturer Award (2000); the Meritorious Service Award (1998) and (co-author) the Young Author Best Paper Award (2013). He also was named recipient of the Honorary Member Award of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology for 2013, received the SPIE Technology Achievement Award for 2012, and was theIS&T/SPIE Imaging Scientist of the Year for 2011. He is also a recipient of the Hocott Award for Distinguished Engineering Research from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin (2008), the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (2008), the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000) and two journal paper awards from the Pattern Recognition Society. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), a Fellow of the Society of Photo-Optical and Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), and is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). He has been involved in numerous professional society activities, including: Board of Governors, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 1996-1998; Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 1996-2002; Overview Editor,IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2009-present; Editorial Board, The Proceedings of the IEEE, 1998-2004; Senior Editorial Board, IEEE Journal on Special Topics in Signal Processing, 2005-2009; Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 1993-1995; Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 1989-1993; Editorial Board, Pattern Recognition, 1988-present; Series Editor for Image, Video, and Multimedia Processing, Morgan and Claypool Publishing Company, 2003-present; and Founding General Chair,First IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, held in Austin, Texas, in November, 1994. His was also the General Chair of the 2014 Texas Wireless Symposium, held in Austin in November of 2014.

Dr. Bovik is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas (License # 114706) and is a frequent consultant to legal, industrial and academic institutions.